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What is VmciSockets?  (from VMware)

The Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) supports fast and efficient communication between guest virtual machines and their host server. The VMCI Sockets library provides a communications API similar to Berkeley UNIX sockets and Windows sockets. You can program VMCI Sockets using C or C++. The VMCI Sockets h...  Read more


VmciSockets is a software program developed by VMware. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com/support/developer/vmci-sdk
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2BE3C45C-B0E3-4061-A3C5-C6ED9639C813}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

How do I remove VmciSockets?

You can uninstall VmciSockets from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VmciSockets, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VmciSockets.

About VMware

VMware provides virtualization platform products that include a player that enables users to run virtual machines on their desktops as well as Workstation for software developers and IT professionals, Server, which enables virtual partitioning of a server, Virtual SMP that enables a virtual machine to use four physical processors simultaneously and VMFS, which allows multiple ESX Servers to share block-based storage.
Publisher URL: www.vmware.com


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